“Sara Taber is an extraordinarily gifted editor. A sensitive reader of human nature, and deeply versed in matters of craft, she sees straight to the heart of a piece of writing and knows just what needs to be done to help a work achieve its promise.”
“Sara has given my work the most thorough, detailed, and sensitive reading I’ve received anywhere. Her suggestions are always incisive and productive.”
She provides a range of services, including editing, book-shaping, book proposal design, and consultation in finding the key emotional story. She also provides structure, assignments, and coaching to help writers complete their writing projects.
For those who prefer to work on their writing on a one-to-one basis, rather than via a writing class, she offers one-on-one coaching and MFA-level consultation.
Editorial help with voice; form; structure; use of concrete detail; language; mix of scene, summary & musing; inclusion of exposition, historical material, and sense of time & place; and other matters of craft
Advice to help writers realize their vision, focus, and shape their work
Book Proposal Design
Consultation to help writers put together book proposals that show off their writing and effectively communicate a book’s focus and
Finding the Emotional Story
Guidance to help writers clarify and illuminate the emotional story at the heart of their work
Structure, Assignments, & Coaching
Consultation to help writers structure their time, create a schedule and plan for their writing, and, through one-time or regular appointments, provide readings and discussion of their work, to help them keep moving and get their writing done